25 June 2008

Arte y Pico

This lovely statute is called the "Arte y Pico" award which was created to be given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and talents no matter whether it be in the form of writing, artwork, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogger community. When a blogger receives this award it is considered a "special honor" and, once presented to you, it is to be passed on to at least 5 other bloggers who meet the criteria. You will need to either speak Spanish or use Babelfish to translate the Arte y Pico page, but it is worth the effort.

This lovely lady was presented to me by Linda at Are We There Yet who writes one of the most entertaining and eclectic blogs in the sphere. Whether she is discoursing on family, friends, work, or just items of passing interest, you will always find her good company. So pour your morning coffee or your after work glass of wine and visit her often.

Linda was kind enough to say that my posts are well thought out and enlightening. She writes them from a historic standpoint and passes along little known and interesting facts about our world that will either make you sit up and say, "hey, I never knew that!" or "ah-ha, so that's where that comes from!" (She sent the award before I compared gas prices and great paintings.)

Linda got her award from Mo of It's A Blog Eat Blog World and she passed it along to Travis of Trav's Thoughts, both of whom are on my daily rounds and highly recommended. Now for my five:

Claire of A Little Piece of Me writes one of the most whimsical and entertaining blogs on the planet. Whether it is the naughty shenanigans of Willie, beautiful pictures of her hiking trips, thoughtful questions to do with her classes in counseling, or interactions with her family, you will always find something to make you smile, make you think, or just make you sigh at the beauty of it all.

Vanilla Birdie of Tick Tock Goes The Clock doesn't blog as often as her many fans would like, but when she does we all are just stunned. This lovely young woman has a life and a future. She is a student living in New York with a commentary on her surroundings, her family, life in general and the music, books, and art that she loves. The grace and beauty of her writing gives you hope for the future.

Shelly of This Eclectic Life. This Texas wildflower always has something entertaining up her sleeve. Stop by for a good old fashioned welcome Y'All, a fun contest, a charity to notice, or just a laugh out loud story. Shelly is as warm as Texas sunshine and a heart that would give the size of her state a good competition.

My favorite professor at eProf2. You know that favorite teacher you will never forget? They were the one who laid out a path for you to consider, an idea to investigate, a piece of information that led you to a bit of wisdom, or just told you something you never knew before. Well, that person has a blog. You can almost see him smile as that something you really need to hear is there on your computer screen. Enjoy the visit and come away just a little more thoughtful.

Mary of Work of the Poet and Answers To The Questions is my favorite quirky place to visit. You simply don't know what you will find. It could be a book review, a link to somewhere truly different on the web, or a chance to vote on a really bad piece of art. Then there are the photographs, everything from a Ferris wheel to a flower. Mary scoops up awards with both arms and they deservedly just keep coming. Please pay her a visit.

I may come back to this award simply because there are so many great places and writers to visit, but the wonderful ones above will keep you busy for awhile.


Linda said...

Those are some excellent choices and a couple of those blogs I already read - the others I shall have to most definitely check out!

Glad you liked your award, you earned it!!

eProf2 said...

Wow, that was surely nice of you. First, however, congratulations to you for receiving the award. Your posts prove you are very deserving. I will endeaver to pass along the award to five bloggers who will, undoubtedly, be more inspirational and more in tune with the world then me. Thank you friend.

maryt/theteach said...

Oh Jamie, I can't tell you how delighted I am to receive this award and especially from you! You certainly deserve it and I hope I will continue to live up to it! Thank you very,very much. I will post about it today. I'll let you know. You are a dear person and a real friend! :)

maryt/theteach said...

Jamie, my post about Arte y Pico is up!

Anonymous said...

Away from your blog for a few days and look what happens!! Wooo Hooo... CONGRATULATIONS, Jamie... well deserved.

crpitt said...

You most certainly deserve this award, with the time and effort you put into each and every post.

I almost got a bit choked up with your description of mine, how lovely of you :)

Anonymous said...

Jamie, the award left me speechless for a couple of days...and I am sorry I didn't respond sooner. I'm flattered my friend. You are one of the bloggers that I most admire, and certainly deserving of this award. After Monday's special delivery, I hope to get to read more often!!